UWI FC moving up

first_imgUniversity of the West Indies (UWI) FC moved off the foot of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) football competition, following a 2-1 win against 10-man Boys’ Town at the UWI Bowl, Mona, yesterday. The league’s newcomers notched their second win of the season courtesy of goals by Girvon Brown in the 23rd minute and Anthony Greenland (45th). Adrian King pulled back a goal for Boys’ Town in the 75th minute. Shamar Nicholson of Boys’ Town was sent off by referee Dwight Royal in the 59th minute after a dangerous tackle. UWI moved to seven points and 11th place in the standings after the win. Boys’ Town (6) dropped to last place in the 12-team league. UWI’s assistant coach, Andrew Peart, was very satisfied with the three points. “Well, for a change, we were 2-0 up, but time management was not the best. However, we are grateful for the three points that pushed us ahead of Boys’ Town,” Peart told The Gleaner. On the other hand, Boys’ Town’s coach, Andrew Price, indicated that he intended to search for new players. “The team played lethargic. We just have to find players who want to do a job. I don’t think the heart and desire was there today,” Price said.last_img read more

The Premier League’s most successful tackler of 2015 revealed – surprised?

first_img 9. Scott Arfield (Burnley) – 61.3 per cent tackle success rate – Click right to find out who is 2015’s best tackler in the Premier League – Ex-Huddersfield star Arfield announced himself on the Premier League stage with a goal against Chelsea in the Clarets’ first match of the season. Since then, he’s proved himself to be a good all-round midfielder playing across the middle and winning important duels with opponents. 10 5= Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) – 68 per cent tackle success rate – Click right to find out who is 2015’s best tackler in the Premier League – The Gunners star has found favour again with manager Arsene Wenger and, as well as cracking home one of their goals in their FA Cup quarter-final victory against Manchester United, he’s been showing a marked improvement defensively as Arsenal target another top four finish. 10 4. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) – 69.2 pre cent tackle success rate – Click right to find out who is 2015’s best tackler in the Premier League – As Steven Gerrard’s long goodbye at Anfield continues, Henderson’s transformation from £20m flop to all-action hero continues. He’s added goals to his game recently at Anfield but he’s not letting up on his defensive duties either. 10 8. James Morrison (West Brom) – 63.3 per cent tackle success rate – Click right to find out who is 2015’s best tackler in the Premier League – Another Baggies star flourishing under Pulis is Scottish star Morrison. The reliable and versatile 28-year-old is consistent with his performances and currently one of the Premier League’s best tacklers. 10 10. Claudio Yacob (West Brom) – 54.8 per cent tackle success rate – Click right to find out who is 2015’s best tackler in the Premier League – Tony Pulis turned to Yacob as he looked to get the Baggies away from the relegation zone and he has been rewarded with some sterling displays in midfield as he breaks up play. 10 1. Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) – 72.4 per cent tackle success rate – You read it right, folks. The Ecuador winger, filling in at right-back for Louis van Gaal, is currently the Premier League’s most successful tackler of 2015. Valencia has looked a little shaky but was in good form against both Tottenham and Liverpool. Is this more proof Van Gaal really does know what he’s doing at Old Trafford? 5= Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) – 68 per cent tackle success rate – Click right to find out who is 2015’s best tackler in the Premier League – As well as being one of the Premier League’s most creative players, Puncheon also contributes defensively, too. New Eagles boss Alan Pardew is getting the best out of the midfielder, for sure. 10 10 3. Alex Song (West Ham) – 69.7 per cent tackle success rate – Click right to find out who is 2015’s best tackler in the Premier League – One of the summer’s shrewdest signings was Sam Allardyce’s loan move for Barcelona star Song. The Hammers’ form might be waning but the midfielder is clearly keen to prove he’s worthy of a big permanent move away from the Camp Nou. 10 7. George Boyd (Burnley) – 65 per cent tackle success rate – Click right to find out who is 2015’s best tackler in the Premier League – Former Stevenage and Peterborough star Boyd is already renowned for his non-stop running in the Premier League. He regularly covers more than 13km a game and he is capable of putting in a good tackle too. You can have the best attackers in the world at your club but without a solid defensive base you’re always going to concede goals.And the best way to stop conceding goals is to get those well-timed tackles in and dispossess your opponent.Some teams now have a dedicated ‘destroyer’ in midfield as they look to break up play, with that man then offloading the ball to a playmaking team-mate.Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United players all feature in our list of the most successful tacklers of 2015 in the Premier League but just who boasts the best?talkSPORT takes a look – you might be a little surprised…Click the right arrow to navigate through our list… 2. Jose Fonte (Southampton) – 72 per cent tackle success rate – Click right to find out who is 2015’s best tackler in the Premier League – The Saints still have the best defence in the Premier League so it’s no surprise one of their men is high on our list, but instead of Victor Wanyama, Morgan Schneiderlin or Steven Davis, it’s Portugal star Fonte who is getting his tackling spot on. 10 10last_img read more